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Novartis PARAGON-HF analyses suggest Entresto benefit beyond HFrEF .

Novartis announced new subgroup analyses from its global Phase III PARAGON-HF study of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection...

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FOURIER outcomes phase III study of Repatha shows effectiveness in myocardial infarction.- Amgen

Amgen announced a new analysis from the Repatha (evolocumab) cardiovascular outcomes (FOURIER) phase III study that evaluates the effectiveness of...

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Phase III CONFIRM study of Variquel meets primary endpoint in hepatorenal syndrome type 1.- Mallinckrodt

Mallinckrodt announced results from its pivotal Phase III CONFIRM study to assess the efficacy and safety of its investigational agent...

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Learning Zones

An epgonline.org Learning Zone (LZ) is an area of the site dedicated to providing detailed self-directed medical education about a disease, condition or procedure.

ESICM LIVES Highlights

ESICM LIVES Highlights

ESICM LIVES Congress 2018: Bringing you the latest news and insights from the 31st ESICM LIVES Congress, 20–24 October 2018 Paris, France.

Fibrinogen Deficiency in Bleeding

Fibrinogen Deficiency in Bleeding

Fibrinogen is important for blood clot formation and breakdown. It is the first coagulant factor to be reduced to critical levels during massive trauma, cardiac surgery and postpartum haemorrhage that involve excessive bleeding. Persistent fibrinogen deficiency can lead to bleeding complications and an increased risk in mortality. This learning zone looks at both congenital and acquired fibrinogen deficiencies including indications and techniques for diagnosis, trigger level for treatment and treatment options.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

Refine your knowledge of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) with information on pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment options and more

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Guidelines

Preterm labour and birth

This guideline covers the care of women at increased risk of or with symptoms and signs of preterm labour (before 37 weeks) and women having a planned preterm birth.

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Suspected neurological conditions: recognition and referral

This guideline covers the initial assessment of symptoms and signs that might indicate a neurological condition. It helps non-specialist healthcare professionals to identify people who should be offered referral for specialist investigation.

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Stroke and transient ischaemic attack in over 16s: diagnosis and initial management

This guideline covers interventions in the acute stage of a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA). It offers the best clinical advice on the diagnosis and acute management of stroke and TIA in the 48 hours after onset of symptoms.

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Journal articles

ERS/EAACI statement on severe exacerbations in asthma in adults: facts, priorities and key research questions.

Despite the use of effective medications to control asthma, severe exacerbations in asthma are still a major health risk and require urgent action on the part of the patient and physician to prevent serious outcomes such as hospitalisation or death.

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Current Evidence for Pharmacologic Reversal Using Direct Oral Anticoagulants: What's New?

Direct oral anticoagulants are increasingly used in clinical practice and have addressed many of the issues related to vitamin K antagonists. However, the lack of reversal in life-threatening situations raises concerns regarding patient...

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Reversal agents for oral anticoagulant-associated major or life-threatening bleeding.

Oral anticoagulants (OA) are effective drugs for treating and preventing the formation of blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation, mechanical heart valves and venous thromboembolism but their therapeutic effect is always counterbalanced...

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Clinical trials

Trial of Andexanet in ICH Patients Receiving an Oral FXa Inhibitor

Randomized, controlled clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of andexanet versus usual standard of care in patients with intracranial hemorrhage anticoagulated with a direct oral anticoagulant

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Fibrinogen Concentrate in Isolated Traumatic Brain Injury

The purpose of this study is to try early injection of fibrinogen concentrate in severe isolated traumatic brain injury and investigation the effect of it on post bleeding and complications.

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This Study Looks at the Effects of Idarucizumab in Patients Who Take Dabigatran and Need Emergency Surgery or Are Bleeding

The primary objective is to demonstrate reversal of the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran in patients treated with dabigatran etexilate who have uncontrolled or life-threatening bleeding requiring urgent intervention, and in patients treated...

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Blog Posts

Alex Keen

ISICEM 2018 – The Sepsis Six and BUFALO

Posted 1 year ago

At nearly 30 million annual cases and 6 million deaths globally, sepsis is one of the world’s biggest killers. The Sepsis Six and BUFALO aim to speed up the time from sepsis diagnosis to effective treatment by using 6 simple steps, with the aim to improve outcomes across the globe. 

Laura Quittenden

What is AF or Atrial Fibrillation?

Posted 1 year ago

This week, from the 20th to the 26th November it is Global AF Awareness Week. Here we explore Atrial Fibrillation (also called AF or AFib), the most common heart rhythm disorder that can lead to stroke, blood clots, heart failure and other heart-related complications. Over 1 million people have been diagnosed with AF in the UK alone.  

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 4 years ago

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. That much is true, but it's also common sense not to judge a book by measuring the whiteness of its pages, or the amount of hamsters you can place on it. So why do we measure the fabulous NHS with nonsense metrics?

CME

Dermatological emergencies in children

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Emergencies in dermatology

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Breaking bad news: a how to do it guide

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